Mar 25, 2011 3:30pm PDT
monarchs have been spotted in south texas. last year, seth doane reported their population was down 75%. but tonight he tells us they're making a comeback. >> reporter: hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies cluster for warmth in these trees every winter. we were clearly impressed when we visited mexico last year. there are an estimated 250 million monarch butterflies that winter in this preserve. that sounds like a lot, it certainly looks like a lot. but the butterfly population we saw was actually at an all-time recorded low as overdevelopment and illegal logging decimated the forests. this year, the trees were dripping in butterflies and the skies filled with millions more monarchs. butterfly colonies covered nearly ten acres of forest-- double the area last year. conservationist bill toone says that's great news, but... >> all that has to be kept in perspective with the fact that last year was the lowest number of butterflies in mexico since we started recording in 1993. >> reporter: why the rebound? the mexican government has made progress fighting illegal logging, down 97%.
Mar 25, 2011 2:35am EDT
and happened upon a alien on the way named paul, played by seth roggin. >> what's your name? >> paul. >> what's his name? >> writer. >> i'm paul. >> kidnap a girl on the way played by christie wiig, pursued by jason bateman and a very esteemed hollywood actress. and bill and joe also in pursuit. it's a rip-roaring comedy adventure. >> do you agree with that assessment? absolutely. i just laughed he would call it rupp-roaring. i'm not sure feat for us to decide. >> its for everybody else. i always go with a recorder to see if anybody it rip-roaring. i don't know what a rip-roaring laugh sound like. do you want to do it? >> starts small and gets big. you chuckle and descend into a massive gafaw. >> i'm going to try one. >> whoa. >> i think at that point your heart explodes. >> are you going to probe us? >> why does everyone assume that. what am i doing, harvesting farts? >> paul can't -- as far as he's concerned they've never done that. it seems an odd thing to do. they don't have -- >> they take blood. everyone does. >> if they have to. but, yeah, we just had this -- we had this idea